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5 Restaurants To Visit in the Starved Rock Area

There are so many reasons why you should plan your next visit to the Starved Rock area, and the tasty food is a big one! 

Here are a few local restaurants to check out that are sure to please you. With many different flavors to fulfill every pallet, you are sure to leave each of these restaurants satisfied: 

 

Pine Hills Golf Club and Restaurant:

Pine Hills Golf Club and Restaurant in Ottawa, IL offers an extensive menu full of homemade family recipes. Some of their staples include Chicago style pizza, calzones, their signature foldovers, and Julie’s gourmet cheesecakes. They take pride in having the largest gluten free menu in the area, along with vegetarian options and a fun kid’s menu.

 

The HiWay Restaurant:

This is your go-to stop for good food and cold drinks in Ottawa, IL. Located near Starved Rock State Park and other local attractions, they offer family dining with great service! With so much on the menu to choose from, they serve steak, seafood, chops, and chicken, along with cocktails, beer and wine. 

 

Cajun Connections:

Cajun Connection located in Utica, IL features many recipes from the founder, Ron McFarlain’s family. He was raised in the swamps near Lake Charles, Louisiana. Every dish that is served to his guests, has been given the attention Ron would give anything cooked for his family. From boudin to red beans and rice, Cajun Ron can guarantee it will be authentic Cajun!

 

The Red Dog Grill:

Serving up delicious dishes with a beautiful waterfront view, The Red Dog Grill’s goal is to provide a great dining experience for you through attentive service and high quality, food! Located in Heritage Harbor Ottawa, the Midwest’s premier getaway destination and marina resort. 

 

MarkAllen’s American Kitchen:

Located in Peru, IL come enjoy MarkAllen’s unique dining experience, where you can express yourself with the vibrant, interactive art that is displayed throughout their restaurant. The food is delicious and the menu changes seasonally. They take pride in preparing their food with the finest and freshest ingredients available. 

 

There are many more to add to this list of mouthwatering, appetizing restaurants to enjoy. You can check out our website at www.flocktotherock.com to see more, as well as things to do in the area.